Ghost on the Shore

“…every eye on the coast every morn’ will remember
the sight of the ghost on the shore…”

Lord Huron’s haunting lyrics to the song Ghost on the ShoreI see the ghost as a woman, standing on a rocky shore, where “all who sail off the coast” see her.  With her billowing cape, she sings to the fishermen.  The song tells of the watery graves that lie under the earth and how the spirits come back to haunt the shore.

Ghost on the Shore - Lord Huron

Ghost on the Shore – Lord Huron

“Under the waves in the earth of an age
Lie a thousand old northerners’ graves
Deep in the night when the moon’s glowin’ bright
They come rising up into the night”

Although their latest album came out in 2012, and I didn’t discover it until the following year, they are definitely on my list of favorite bands of 2013.  Listen below to how to their lyrics paint pictures as their sound flows around you, and definitely check out their entire cd.  Looking forward to a lot more from them and hope they continue to make music!  Thanks Lord Huron!

 

 

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Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold

“Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold.” The Lone Bellow is without a doubt, my favorite album and band of 2013. Such a passionate band! They sing their hearts out!! Which is why I was so excited when I heard they were coming to Columbus to play in a little club downtown. It’s shows like that you don’t forget and I certainly won’t forget that one. Not to mention the realization that I will probably never see them in such a small venue for such a small ticket price ever again. Not to matter, the memory is still with me. If you are new to The Lone Bellow, listen to their first hit, “You Never Need Nobody.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsnrzr0Bm80 – It will give you the perfect introduction to an unbelievable folk/country/soul sound.

Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold - The Lone Bellow

Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold – The Lone Bellow

I wanted to do a bit of a different interpretation with this image. The lines I have created are:

 …green eyes and a heart of gold,
all our money’s gone and the house is cold
and it’s alright, it’s alright…

…our song is not a dying dream
you’re not alone, you’re not alone

The green I’s raining down represent all their troubles (“the money’s gone and the house is cold”) – she is trying to run out of the “rain.” (away from the troubles). The umbrella – her protection, to show that she is “not alone.”  She has someone with her that loves her and everything will be “alright.” Her heart of gold she keeps safe with her wherever she goes… the “rain” can’t touch it because it is part of her.

This song reveals so much about a couple living in a city, trying to make their dreams come true. Having to struggle for that to happen must make it that much sweeter when it does, and what better young trio for that to happen to? Treat yourself to the outcome of an unbelievable 2013 band’s dream by listening below.  But be warned, you won’t be able to stop at just one song…or two…or three! Oh, why not just buy the whole cd? You won’t be sorry. Thanks Lone Bellow!!